Of Motes and Beams

Christ, Monday already.

Ok, last post on Venezuela for a bit. Peter Wilby has a very good piece in today’s Guardian on the British media reporting of Venezuela.

British newspapers probably think that, at least in their reporting, they present a fair account. They don’t. From most coverage, readers wouldn’t get the faintest idea about how Chávez has improved the education, health and prosperity of the poor, about the US’s record of supporting genuine dictators in Latin America or about the region’s long history of glaring social and racial inequalities. But they are always reminded of Chávez’s cheeky irreverence towards Bush and of the less liberal side of his rule.

Newspapers he cites in evidence: London Evening Standard, Independent on Sunday, Independent, Sunday Times, New Statesman, Sunday Telegraph.  Regular readers of this humble weblog will spot the omission.

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